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The New Mexico AMP Summer Community College Opportunity for Research Experience (SCCORE) program names scholarship awardees for Summer 2011.

SCCOREThe SCCORE program provides poster development training and presentation experience.

The Summer Community College Opportunity for Research Experience (SCCORE) program has named thirteen scholarship awardees, including four students from Doña Ana Community College, two from Luna Community College, two from Central New Mexico Community College, two from New Mexico State University-Alamogordo Community College, one from Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, and two exchange students from Voorhees college, an LSAMP institution in South Carolina.

Students from Doña Ana Community College include Rebecca Astorga, a pre-engineering major who will serve as Peer Mentor as a student returning for the second time to the program; Julian Baeza, Electronics Technology; Albert Mondragon, Electronics Technology; and Anthony Castro, Horticulture. Attending SCCORE from Luna Community College are Felipe Garcia, Pre-engineering (Engineering Technology), and Julian Hoogerhuies, Pre-engineering (Drafting). Participating in SCCORE from Central New Mexico Community College are Jessica Burris and Lillian Gonzales, both Biotechnology majors. Calvin Silas, Pre-engineering major from Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, will also attend the program, as well as two students from New Mexico State-Alamogordo Community College: Lariza Diaz, Biology, and Ariel Quintana, Engineering. In addition, two students will attend as exchange students from Voorhees College, another LSAMP institution that is located in South Carolina: Dominique Hinson and Monica Johnson, both Biology majors.

The SCCORE program provides research opportunities, fosters student success, and assists students in the transition to participating New Mexico AMP baccalaureate-granting institutions. The program is designed to help students further realize their potential and build academic and research skills. In the 2011 SCCORE program, out-of-town students live on the NMSU campus from June 6th through July 15th, while local community college participants commute back and forth to their homes and campus and eat lunch and dinner with the other SCCORE participants. Each student will serve as an apprentice researcher on an NMSU faculty member’s research project, establishing a working schedule of 20-25 hours per week for the project. Students also participate in a 1 credit-hour university-level course.

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